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but the start of talks are expected to be tough. on biden the burden of voicing the angry of america's allies in its territory traditional stand off agaioff against china. oh. >> great power rivalry has led, and a new relationship should head for peace. now how this great power relationship is going to play out between china and the united states remains to be seen. >> reporter: as biden arrived in beijing, state run media was already carrying criticism for his support of japan, warning america of the perils of taking side. biden faces a tricky balancing act. >> what has impressed me from the beginning, your candid and you are instructive in developing in new relationship. both qualities are sorely needed. >> reporter: biden is perhaps the best person in the current administration to doing business with shi. he has come to know him well over meetings. he called in on this beijing restaurant, a visit still remembered fondly. they would welcome him back, they said, noting a little friendship can sign hope for both countries. >> i hope the chinese and the american people will remain friendly. >>
president joe biden has begun a week long tour of asia. biden arrived in japan a few hours ago. biden is expected to push for a transpacific trade agreement when he meets with japanese leaders. he will also be trying to defuse tensions between japan and china, biden will also visit china and south korea. >>> eanlt -- antigovernment demonstrations have taken a violent turn. the prime minister says she cannot accept the demands of the protestors. wayne hay reports from bangkok. >>> a battle front is being waged on two fronts. antigovernment protestors, bangkok metropolitan police. a rubbish truck was used to break through a coffin create barrier, it and its up occupants were forced into a quik retreat. some are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the priessmentprime minister gone. the prime minister said she's willing to do anything to end the crisis but the idea of an unelected people's council running the country is unacceptable. >> last night we found out he wasn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister nor does he want to dissol
. >> biden in beijing. the vice president in china for a crucial visit. >> image is everything. this is not a photograph of morgan freeman. what it is is simply extraordinary. >> you are looking at live pictures of air force two in beijing china. vice president joe biden landed, days after the b 52 flew no disputed airspace over the south china sea, and questions about the disputed islands between japan and china. that's what the vice president is talking about in budget after leaving japan. we'll have more on that in a moment. >> we begin with this - the deadly train derailment. investigators say it was travelling at 82 miles per hour, three times the limit before the crashing, killing four, leaving dozens injured. with the speed we are learning something new about the man at the controls and what happened in the seconds before the disaster. lisa stark has more on that. >> they wouldn't say what condition rockefella may have been in. there's no indication of mechanical problems. the brakes, which was barrelling at 82 miles per hour into a 30 miles per hour curve, the brakes we
tv reading what north korean officials say was an apology. >>> vice president joe biden says he is concerned about china's expansion of the air defense zone in the east china sea biden told japanese leaders the u.s. will stay committed to their alliance. stephanie is in tokyo. >> reporter: the u.s. vice president has offered words of reassurance to japan on tuesday. he says he is deep concerned about china's actions. nobody is quite sure what it means, but obviously there is a grave risk of some kind of accident between aircraft from the chinese side and japanese side. and the fact that joe biden has come out so strongly in support of japan should serve as a message to china. he said there is nothing worse than an intentional war, than an unintentional one. and that reflects the gave concerns people have between accidents between aircraft from different nations. >>> tensions are rising in ukraine, where the country's opposition failed to force the government with a no-confidence vote in parliament. the current president blocked a deal calling for closer ties with the eu. the gov
the fact that joe biden has come out quite so strongly, in support of japan, should serve as a strong message to china to reflect on its actions. joe biden also said today quoting the words of his father, there's nothing worse than an intentional war than an unintentional one. and obviously that reflects again the great concerns that people have about thens thats of an accident between aircraft between different nations and what that might mean in the future should that happen. >> stephanie reporting. >> one man's claims of being racially profiled over 200 times. next on al jazeera america. reports of a police department singling out people at a convenient store p p lap weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america investigation recently revealed that for years the miami gardens police department racially profiled clients and employees of one particular convenient store. a closer look at one man that has been searched over 250 times. it was the summer of 2012, the 28-year-old was stocking soda at the quick stop in miami gardens. you can see a police officer come inside, and arrest
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
vice president biden was in the region. although he said, i had no direct connection to this happening. give us a background, context for this. is a coincidence? >> well, it appears to be a very strong coincidence. you can imagine with vice president biden in agency, he might be involved in the negotiations in the release of merrill newman. but he said he was not involved in the negotiations. he was in south korea. china is viewed as the country with the largest potential to influence north korea. it is north korea's closest ally but it is for assistance on the case concerning merrill newman. >> tell us more about why the north koreans would have number of american soldiers who fought in the korean war have gone back to north korea and have not created an incident in which the north koreans felt they should detain these soldiers. but merrill newman was not an ordinary soldier. he was guerrilla fighters. >> he's on his way home and we anticipate he'll be home very shortly. >>> assuring chuck hagel that the security agreement will be signed in a timely fashion. hagel apprised early this
for nothing less. >> vice president joe biden arrives in japan tomorrow morning. it's his first stop on an east asian tour. originally, it was meant to promote trade. now the focus is on the growing dispute over islands in the east china sea. stephanie skowan has more from japan. >> they look like an army. they even act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the her
. >> thank you very much. diplomatic turbulence. vice president joe biden's trip to asia and talks with japan and china over disputed air space. >>> and what needs to be done with our rail system following another deadly derailment. >> back to al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. here are our top stories. 131 million americans are expected to spend $2 billion by the end of cyber monday. that'that would be a record. online sales are up with web retailers reporting more sales growth than traditional brick and mortar stores. and the white house said hundreds of thousands of americans were trying out the website today. extreme speed is one factor in a train crash in new york. four people died and several injured. joining with us, former secretary transportation under president bush. and mr. secretary, it's good to see you. >> john, it's good to be with you, thanks. what needs to be done to the infrastructure in this country when it tomorrows to passenger trains? >> well, right now i think there is a big difference between the amount of money that's available and the amount of money that is necessar
. >> vice president joe biden has wrapped up a visit to china with no solution to a squabble over air security and spoke with chinese officials. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked c
deal could endanger millions of dollars in aid and foreign investment. vice president joe biden is trying to calm the dispute between japan and china. and he told japanese leaders u.s. will stay in it and they are concerned about the china dispute. >> the prospect for miss calculation mistake is too high. >> reporter: china and japan claim islands in the sea and tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset
. >> thanks, nicole. walking a diplomatic tightrope, biden on a delicate mission to the far east and shrelanka, a small country with a big problem, one fourth of the people are suffering from diabetes and we will tell you what is being done about the health crisis. raising a glass to a new business detroit. the first distillery in more than 100 years. >> i'm mark morgan, the college playoff system starts next system and the final year of bcs could provide more than its share of controversy and i will explain later in sports. >>> right now you are looking at a live picture of the train derailment that happened yesterday effecting 26,000 commuters there in the new york city area. ♪ >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washingto
television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on the flight too. >> merrill newman praised the deportation, he called on north korea to release kenneth bae. he has been in prison for a year. >> they have kenneth bae who has no reason to be held and should be released immediately. we demand his release as well. >> that sentiment echoed by merrill newman's son. >> we add do not forget ner american, kenneth bae, who is still being held in the dprk and we hope that he, too, will be allowed to rejoin his family. >> merrill newman is expected to arrive in san francisco saturday morning. >> vice president joe biden says he played no direct role in merrill newman's release. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life wi
state to legalize same sex images this year. >>> vice president joe biden has arrived in japan. and will also visit china and south korea. the vice president will also try to diffuse tensions between china and japan over china's air defense zone in the china seas. >>> anti-government demonstration versus taken a violent turn in thailand. police firing water canons and rubber bullets as protesters try to force their way into government buildings. the prime minister said she will meemeet with protesters but cant meet demands. >> this time the rubbish truck was used to break through the concrete barriers erected by the police. it's and it's pop ants were forced into a quick retreat, tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and prime minister gone. they spoke with the media the day after meeting with the protest leader. she said she's willing to do anything to end the cries. but the idea of an unelected people's council running the country is unconstitutional. >> last night after
america bangkok. >> vice presidentio biden has arrived in japan for a week long tour of asia. he'll also visit china and south korea. the president will try to disfuse tension between china and japan over china's new air defense zone in the east china sea. the u.s. and other nations have said china is trying to claim international air space. >>> well, one day you may be able to get one online purchases shortly after you order them. amazon wants customers to get their items in a half hour and they have deployed a fleet of drones that would airlift packages to buyers. they may be ready for take off in the next five years. >> these are octecopters, effectively drones. there's no reasons why they can't be used as delivery vehicles. >> the drones could carry packages up to five pounds. the bulk of the packages that amazon ships. >> well, street still seems to be in holiday mode with stocks not making big moves. right now the dow stands up a little bit, up two points. the blue chips have been trading lower for most of the day. the s&p 50 500 trading flat. >>> the total amount spent on construc
.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. an expanded south korean zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. adding it would stay in communication with seoul. china's actions last month have given it the chance to do just that. but it leaves one part of the east china sea belonging to two zones, china, japan and south korea. how to manage such a complex state of affairs, equally, they could set the stage for what nobody wants, and accident conflict and increasingly contentious skies. harry faucett al jazeera, seoul. >> paying respect to the leadership of nelson mandela. a few hours ago jacob zuma and 1ie mandela attended a church service in johannesburg. alan schauffler, how are they doing that? >> a day of memory, what apartheid was and how he acted to change it. and also, to reflect on the work that may be left, the work ahead. here in villa kazi street in suweto, this street has been filled all day long, chanting, singing, praising mandela. we've seen the african national conferen
at 89 miles per hour. four people died, 60 were injured in the crash. vice president joe biden has arrived in beijing. he's meeting with leaders with the territorial dispute in japan. the fighting is heating up. tokyo on tuesday, joe biden emphasised u.s. support for japan. >> there are more protesters in the capital of kiev ukraine. demonstrators are demanding that the government step down. they are angry at the president rejecting closer ties. sneeze are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. you can always get the latest news on aljazeera.com. see you back here tomorrow night. need manpower. also tonight. lessons learned? the latest read on how u.s. students stack up and what it really says about american i hadcation. hadcation -- education. >> and fashion build. what role you play in one of the world's most polluted places. we take you inside of hell on earth. >> if you want to see what hell looks like. you come to the tannery and have a look at the tannery that should tell you how the hell looks like. ♪ >> good evening and thank you thanks for being with us. i'm joie c
of respect for the king of thailand's birthday. >>> joe biden was at odds with the chinese president over the plans to extend an air security zone to the east china sea. biden views the decision at illegitimate. china's president is reportedly not pack town. >>> america's fast food workers are taking their demand for higher wages to the streets. >> hey hey ho ho. >> this was the scene back in august in new york and tomorrow, low-waing protestors will be conducting demonstrations. many want the hourly increase to $15 an hour. a community activist helping to organize the protests tomorrow. there have been protests before, what have been the results? >> to reach out to our community to explain why they need an increase in their wages, and the right to form a yoip without retaliation-- union without retaliation. they are doing an excellent job to bring the story to our community and they say that st. louis can't survive on $7.35 an hour which is our minimum wage in missouri and that's absolutely true. not only can't these workers survive but our community can't survive on that kind of wage. >
was released as vice biden arrives in south korea. >> for the moment we don't know much about the negotiations that went into freeing merrill newman. the vice president by himself said he was not involved in the negotiations to free merrill newman. biden being in asia when you have the vice president, it's easy to make those kind of connections. he was in sea. right now south korea and north korea are not talking. the other country could have been china. it's not clear if they were pressed to help. >> talk about the relations with the united states and north korea. will this impact that relationship. >> for the moment we can't tell. it's important to keep m mind that kenneth bae is still being held in north korea. it's a major contention between the states and north korea. what do the north koreans want? they want to engage with the yates and have bilateral talks. the americans are not willing to do so unless the north koreans will give up their nuclear program. that is something they have not been eye to eye on. >> international inspectors are in iran. hassan rouhani repeated an assertion tha
-east asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. china which released pictures of exercises said an ex-attended zoneway have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction and would stay in consultation with seoul. >> south korea has wanted to extend its air zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex it could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict. >> here to discuss south korea's latest move is brigadier mark kendall. general, thank you for being with us. >> sure. >> okay, what do you make of the move by south korea. why do you think they did it now? >> it was a smart move to make it clear and explicit where south korea believes their territorial rights extend into. that way they don't wake up having china declare an area that they suggest belongs to them, having korea requiring to respond. it clarifies the situation. although your headline says it increases tensions, it may decrease tensions because everyone's positions are clarified
joe biden arrives in japan tomorrow, the first stop on an east asian tour. originally it was meant to promote a trade deal. last week china declared it controlled the area over the islands in the east china sea. the u.s. government told airliners to comply, but not military planes. >> a ninth body has been recovered from a crash site in glasgow. recovery efforts continued. a special service was held for all the victims at the city's cathedral, it's unclear what caused the accident. >> enter israel where anger is mounding against a plan to resettle thousands of people. 44,000 nomads live in the israeli desert. this winter the israeli parliament is due to vote on a plan to resettle them. >> phil lavelle spoke to some who will be affected. >> they promised a day of rage and this is what it looks like. hundreds of israeli palestine bedouin are fighting police and the plans to e-victoria around 40,000 of them from their homes. 34 people were arrested during violence here in the negev desert as well as haifer and the west bank. police were attacked with rocks. authorities responded with
miles per hour entering a 32 mile per hour curve. >>> vice president joe biden, in the orient. lathest move in a long standing dispute over some islands in that area. >>> days ahead of the anniversary of the newtown, connecticut shootings, new reports on the sandy hook shooting are released. 20 first graders, six adults died in the assault. >>> southern california, the trial of two former police officers accused of beating a mentally ill homeless man to death is underway. much of the trial on a cell phone video of kelly thomas's confrontation with police. both the officers and the man's father say it is time for the full story to be heard. >>> that final faceoff came at the bus depot in fullerton, california outside l.a. officers there were responding to a call about a vehicle break-in when they found 37-year-old kelly thomas shirtless and unarmed. >> put your hands on your knees. >> now with my face -- >> beep. >> i mean would you just put your hands (bleep). >> hand on the ground (bleep). >> i'm sorry! i'm sorry! >> there was more video and witnesses. on board a bus passing by. >> i
lights detroit's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to cut pension plans. >>> joe biden - safety in the sky, a dispute between china and japan. >>> and a report says yasser arafat was not poisoned by radioactive polonium. it it disputes findings that there were high level
is the strongest in the world. joe biden is testing the u.s.-chinese relationship. >> challenge the government. challenge your teachers. challenge religious leaders. >> wow, okay. the president spoke at the u.s. embassy in beijing where he met students seeking visas to the united states. a state run chinese neighbor accused the u.s. of taking japan's side over a group of disputed islands. hezbollah is blaming israel of one of its senior commanders, israel is denying those allegations. hezbollah leader was assassinated outside of his home in beirut. we have more about the leader and what his death means to the mostly shia muslim group. >> reporter: in the driving rain hezbollah prepared to put to rest one of its most senior commanders, a funeral in the mainly shia city where he grew up. in life little was known about the secretive leader. in death, some background is emerging. he had been a key figure in operations against israel 37 his place in hezbollah dating back to the '80's. he's thought to have played a part in the war against israel. his son was one of the fighters who died in an airstr
will happen. >>> vice president joe biden's lengthyy meeting with china's leaders end without any resolution. the u.s. used the decision as iljit mate. the two world leaders discussed the controversy for about six hours. china's president reportedly is not backing down. >>> so mark morgan is here with sports. the nfl handed down a fine making an example of a coach. >> nfl commissioner would make a statement most thought. but he fined pittsburgh steelers head coach mike tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a kick-off return. this penalty may not stop there. the league says it will consider a forfeit tur of draft picks because mike tomlin's actions affected play. remember, mike tomlin took a step on the field and the nfl said he should have been flagged for unsports unman like conduct. >>> the prosecutor looking into sexual all the allegations into jameis winston says the investigation is complete and findings will be announce. willie meggs said one thing his office will weigh as they decide whether to press charges is if there's a reasonable chance for conviction. that is scheduled for tomorr
's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. expanded south korean zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction, adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea has long wanted to extend its air defense zone, three parts of the sea extending into countries of china, japan, and korea. it could set the stage for what nobody wants: an accidental contest and increasingly contested skies. >>> the international community won't accept these new air defense zones according to this expert. >> the military won't avoid it. the americans have already carried on flying their b-52 bombers through it. these unilateral declarations don't go down well in international circles. and people tend ofly through them to make a point. this is a political game being played out. thus far, it's just been played out at that time one level, and as employed, we make sure that it doesn't escalate out of hand. >> the rules are that military and civilian aircraft just carry on a
in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china, which released pictures of recent military exercises on sunday, has had an expanded south korean zone has nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction, adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea wants to extend the air defense zone. china's actions last month gave it a chance to do just that, but it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs and they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in increasing conflicted skies. >> andrew brooks says the international community won't accept the new air defense zones. >> the military won't avoid it. the americans already carried on flying their b-52 bombers through it. these unilateral declarations don't go down well in the international circles, and
to be their final day. way hay, al jazeera bangkok. >> vice president joe biden is calling on the government of ukraine to halt violence against protestors. armed, police say it was not them, but it is the latest in a worsening political standoff. former heavy weight boxing champion, turned opposition, vladimir klichko, turned, at least four people have died since in fighting since protestors and police. maria inez feret. >> a group loss in the sierra nevada mountains, a couple with four children went out to check out the snow and never returned. search and rescue teams went out last night and went through most of the night. >>> former san diego mayor bob filner resigned last august facing allegations he mistreated women, he placed one in a head lock, kissing another and grabbing a third. >>> following last week's deadly train derailment, brakes will automatically turn on if a driver is going too fast. transport workers have already installed the automatic brakes at the site of last week's deadly crash. >> inez where, thank you. >>> attacking cancer growth with the modified form of the hiv v
in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with joe biden during his visit last week and they declared they are on the same page as seoul and china has an expanded south korea zone saying it would stay in communication with seoul. they want to extend the air defense zone and china has given it a chance to do that and leaves the china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea and they could have talks how to manage the complex affairs and it could be what nobody wants, a conflict in an increasingly contested skies and harry faucet in seoul. >> this is the first time it was adjusted since it was set up by the u.s. during the korean war this 1951. a week of remembering nelson mandela starting with a national day of prayer. millions packed mosques and churches of all faiths to celebrate the country's first black president, vigils have been held out mandela's home since he died thursday. parliament will hold a special session today in cape town to honor him and they are remembering the man fondly known as mediva and hundreds will
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